Platforms and Agility: Do they Work (Together)

Thursday 19 May 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Kala Sangam, St Peter's House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4TY
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Dr Bob Hughes

This is a joint event BCS West Yorkshire Branch and BCS Project Management Specialist Group (PROMS-G)


In 2011 the influential ‘Institute for Government’ published a report examining the factors behind the history of failed government IT projects. The report recommended two parallel strategies for dealing with the short-comings of IT project delivery: Agile delivery and the creation of a common IT platform upon which government applications could run.

This presentations uses two contrasting project case studies to explore the practical issues involved in adopting these approaches. One the projects adopted a Scrum approach and the other was an implementation of major new functionality in a mature enterprise system platform environment, using what was called a ‘software factory’ approach.

One of the issues which will be discussed is the integration of agile practices within larger business change programmes which have non-agile components which has been the subject of the recent launch of PRINCE2 Agile initiative.


This event will run from 6.00pm - 8.00pm.

Food and drinks will be available from 6.00pm to give a chance for delegates to network and chat. The keynote speaker, Dr Bob Hughes, will speak from 6.30pm after which there will be a Q&A session.

About the speaker:

Dr Bob Hughes has just retired from the University of Brighton. Before becoming an academic he worked in industry in the energy, telecommunications and local government sectors.

He was, with the late Mike Cotterell, author of Software Project Management, published by McGraw-Hill and now in its 5th edition with special versions for India and China.

He is chief moderator for British Computer Society (BCS) project management examinations. He edited the book Project Management for IT-related Project and wrote Exploiting IT for Business Benefit for the BCS. He is event co-ordinator for BCS Project Management Specialist Group. He is the BCS representative on the BSI committee responsible for project management standards.


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